Season 3 of The Flash has already cast plenty of new faces, both heroes and villains alike. After the Flashpoint story arc comes to an end this season, there will be plenty of episodes left for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) to face off against his Rogues. The show has generally introduced at least one new villain or dangerous metahuman for each episode. This season, the two big bads have already been revealed as Dr. Alchemy and Savitar, but Central City will be seeing more threats – including, a new female version of Top, Mirror Master, Black Flash, Gorilla Grodd, and Magenta.
In the comics, Magenta is a member of the classic Rogues, but also plays the role of Wally West/Kid Flash’s love interest. Details on her live-action debut have yet to be known, but it’s possible that she may have a recurring role as Wally’s girlfriend as opposed to being a Flash villain. Joey King (Independence Day: Resurgence, Fargo) is playing the role and has now taken to Twitter to share a first look at her purplelicious character.
Based on the photo (see below), Joey King certainly pulls off Magenta’s younger look very well. Frances Kane (Magenta) met Wally West when he was just seven years old and they grew up together as friends. When she reached adulthood, she started to exhibit strange magnetic powers. Wally did his best to teach her how to use her superpowers properly. After Wally West took on the mantle of The Flash, the two were a power couple for quite a while – until she left him.
After their break-up in the world of DC Comics, Magenta returned to Central City with a vengeance, stronger powers, and an evil personality with the sole purpose of getting Wally’s attention. The good memories she had with Wally were twisted, creating quite a battle at a local baseball game. One again, she left for a while – only to return nastier than ever.
It’s going to be interesting to see if Magenta plays a hero, a villain or maybe both on The Flash TV show since, as mentioned, she switches back and forth between those extremes in the comics. Although Wally West will be a bit younger than usual in The Flash season 3, Joey King is quite young too. So, it’s possible we may yet see the nice girlfriend version of Magenta instead of the magnetized supervillain. Either way, King is a welcomed addition to the ever-growing cast of The Flash.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.
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